Re: font substitution

From: Karl Ove Hufthammer (
Date: Thu Jul 04 2002 - 04:39:31 EDT

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    Andrew Dunbar <> wrote in

    > Absolutely. There should be a preference editor
    > somewhere where the user can set which fonts
    > substiture for which fonts.

    Most fonts[1] contain PANOSE[2][3] information. If this
    information is embedded in documents (they don't take up much
    space -- only 8 digits for each fonts), they can be used to make
    *intelligent* font substitutions[4].

    In addition, a simple look-up table for most common fonts (Times
    New Roman --> Times, Arial --> Helvetica) could be built-in


    [1] At least medium to high-quality fonts, which are the only font
        which should (and usually will) be used in documents.
    [2] <URL: >
    [3] <URL: >
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    Karl Ove Hufthammer

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